Bulbophyllum taeter J.J.Verm. 1996 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Photo by J B Comber and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

In situ Borneo

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt


Common Name The Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Brunei Borneo in peat swamp lowland forests at elevations around 10 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with [7 to 14 cm] between each distinct, ellipsoid to almost cylindrical, flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to obovate to ovate, acute to acuminate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect to patent, elongate, peduncle [32 to 42 cm] long, rachis, somewhat nodding, to 3.2 to 3.6" [8 to 9 cm] long, densely 15 to 18 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, rotting fish scented flowers.

"Differs from B. lasianthum Lindl., by its distinctly hairy sepals and the somewhat verrucate adaxial surface of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Blumea 41:363 J J Vermeulen 1996 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;